Community Involvement

McGuffey partners with resources in the community including the following organizations:

City Kids Care - City Kids Care partner with the Youngstown City Schools to mentor and do enrichment with students during after school.  They are also helping with class coverage during hybrid learning.

The Red Zone
- Red Zone counselors are available for children to talk to and helps them to learn positive behavior techniques.

Youngstown State University
Dozens of Y.S.U. students complete student teaching and lab classes here.  Additional Y.S.U. students generously give their time to enhance McGuffey events. 

Y.M.C.A. of Youngstown -
Provides weekly "Gym and Swim" lessons with an emphasis on sportsmanship and cooperation for classes of students with disabilities.  Y.M.C.A. also provides transportation to the downtown facility.

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County - Children's' librarians visit McGuffey bringing a fresh perspective to daily story time.  They are invited to visit classrooms to describe library programs.  In return, teachers encourage students to obtain library cards and use the library to complete homework.  The West branch of the library is located on the same block as McGuffey, making field trips to the library easy.  Pop-Up Library comes to McGuffey multiple times a month in order for students to get a library card and have more books to read. 

Humility of Mary Health Partners - Several times a year, the mobile dental clinic from HMHP parks in front of the school.  This dental clinic staffed with a team of dentists and hygienists provides oral exams, teeth cleanings, sealants, tooth extraction, fillings, dental x-rays and more.  A child’s dental care is provided quickly without the need to miss school, and low-income families receive help with costs.

The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society - The Historical Society lobbied to have a school named for famous educator W.H. McGuffey, who grew up in Youngstown.  Since our school's dedication they have been invaluable friends, donating the school sign and plaques, and holding a yearly assembly honoring local historical figures.

Juvenile Justice Center -- Sponsors our football and basketball league.

Ohio State University Extension Service -- "Good Natured Garden Partners" is a collaboration with schools and youth programs.  Students form a "growing team".  These teams will plant a garden and then compete for prizes and recognition at the end of the summer.

Kiwanis of Youngstown- Provide an opportunity for students to build positive relationships with one another and the community by being a part of K-Club


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